Jieun Shin

Mask-wearing has remained controversial throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, even though health authorities in April 2020 recommended that everyone should wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus. As members of the United States Congress have increasingly used social media to publicize their policy positions, share reactions to topics, and…

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Posted: April 4, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the co-author of “Mask-Wearing as a Partisan Issue: Social Identity and Communication of Party Norms on Social Media Among Political Elites” published in Social Media + Society on March 25. Shin, Aimei…

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Posted: March 25, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the co-author of “Social Media Metrics in the Digital Marketplace of Attention: Does Journalistic Capital Matter for Social Media Capital?” published in Digital Journalism on March 2. Shin and Katherine Ognyanova investigated…

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Posted: March 3, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the recipient of one of two 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Emerging Scholar Grants. Shin’s project, “Evaluating the Quality of News and User Engagement on Social Media,”…

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Posted: February 10, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is featured in “Ways to Make Social Media Less ‘Viral’” published in the Financial Times on Nov. 23. Fake news can spread like COVID-19 and social media platforms have options to stop it.…

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Posted: November 29, 2021

Are media choices based on political ideology? Do such choices for news media align to the user’s political leanings, or does news consumption overlap in a bipartisan fashion? Most importantly, is there a significant difference between liberals and conservatives in their tendency to be selective with regards to news media…

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Posted: February 9, 2021

Roma people living in France, driving around in white vans, were kidnapping women and children. Or that’s what social media posts on Facebook and SnapChat wanted French citizens to believe. That dissemination of misinformation in April 2019 led to mobs attacking Roma with knives and sticks and burning their cars.…

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Posted: January 29, 2021

CJC Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jieun Shin was interviewed on Nov. 10, 2020 about her research on algorithms, AI and the spread of misinformation. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. Much of your recent research has focused on algorithms and the spread of misinformation. How did you…

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Posted: January 10, 2021

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the author of “How Do Partisans Consume News on Social Media? A Comparison of Self-Reports with Digital Trace Measures” published in Social Media + Society on Dec. 18. Shin examined if social media exacerbates the selective…

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Posted: January 6, 2021

Many technology companies like Amazon and Facebook use algorithms to determine what content should be presented to users based on their previous behavior and preferences.  Search algorithms are also a key determinant of what information is presented. Platform search results are one of the main ways people retrieve and believe…

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Posted: August 5, 2020

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Algorithms and Health Misinformation: A Case Study of Vaccine Books on Amazon” published in Journal of Health Communication on June 14. Shin and Thomas Valente examined how vaccine-related books appear on Amazon, focusing…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor, is the co-author of “Convergence or Divergence: Exploring Different Mechanisms Driving Children’s Rights Organizations’ Offline Versus Online Interorganizational Alliance Building” published in Telematics and Informatics, Volume 42, Sept. 2019. Shin, and co-author Wenlin Liu, studied how technology…

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Posted: July 9, 2019